An lawyer for ex-Chicago Bears wideout Sam Hurd said Friday that his client had never sold drugs to other NFL players, hoping to put any rumors to rest as his client prepares to fight federal drug charges.
Much less than an hour following Hurd was cut by the Bears, defense lawyer Brett Greenfield told reporters that his client planned to fight the charges and wanted one particular thing created clear:
“Sam has asked me to address one particular point, with respect to the rumors that Sam has been supplying drugs to other members of the NFL, out of respect to the NFL, out of respect to teammates and out of respect to other players, he 100 percent denies that allegation,” Greenfield stated. “It is patently and completely false. It just didn’t happen.”
Another defense lawyer of Hurd’s, David Kenner, also disputed the report that authorities have a list of NFL players with a connection to Hurd, who is facing federal drug charges following his Wednesday arrest.
“I haven’t seen all the material,” Kenner told the Chicago Sun-Occasions. “But we have noticed absolutely nothing to support that contention. We believe that is just not the case.”
Chicago sports radio station, 670 The Score, cited a law enforcement supply in reporting Thursday that police have a list of NFL players in the “double-digits” supplied by the former Bears wide receiver.
The NFL also said Friday it is not conscious of other players involved in the federal drug case against Hurd.
League spokesman Brian McCarthy said the NFL is closely monitoring the case. Asked about the report about the list in question, McCarthy mentioned: “We are not conscious of such a list.”
Hurd was arrested Wednesday night right after authorities mentioned he agreed to acquire a kilogram, or 2.two pounds, of cocaine from an undercover agent. A criminal complaint says Hurd wanted to set up a drug-distribution network in the Chicago location.
Asked how specific he was that other players on the Bears or around the league had been not involved, Bears common manager Jerry Angelo stated, “I can’t talk about that.”
“I’m definitely not going on any witch hunts about players,” he added. “The one particular thing that we’ve performed when there’s been a wrong, we’ve acted. We don’t justify wrongs. We’ve acted. We have a track record of undertaking that. Regrettably, a scenario arose that caught us off guard, but not to the point exactly where we aren’t going to do the correct factor.”
Bears wideout Earl Bennett mentioned he doesn’t believe other players are involved.
“I wouldn’t feel so,” he stated. “A lot of guys in this locker space are quite high-character guys.”
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